A Review to Use

It’s no wonder the review of The Grift by Debra Ginsberg is the most emailed of the stories in the NYT Book section today; it makes you want to tell people about it (amazing how rare that is).

One of the goals of EarlyWord is to find consumer reviews that have quotable lines for RA. This one has it;

For anyone who seeks an escape between two covers in these last few weeks of summer…The Grift is a gift with no strings attached… a satisfyingly voyeuristic vision of a mysterious stranger’s supernaturally charged fortunes.

The prepub reviews were decent, but not nearly as enthusiastic. Some libraries I checked don’t have it on order; those that do have holds.

Attention Southern California libraries; the review praises the depiction of San Diego (“a lifelike, multishaded rendering of San Diego’s blend of cultures, classes, ancestries and motivations”), the author’s home town.


The Grift

Debra Ginsberg

  • Hardcover: $23.95
  • Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books (August 12, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0307382729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307382726

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